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Tag Archives: Air pollution
During Wednesday night the mild southerly airflow affecting the UK spread a thin ribbon of dust, originally lifted from the Sahara, northwards across parts of England and Wales. The dust has been detected just above the surface over many parts … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged Air pollution, air quality, blood rain, defra, Public Health England, Public Health Wales, saharan dust 4 Comments
Storm in Sahara sends dust to UK
Red dust covering cars in the south this weekend was blown in from the Sahara Desert. A large amount of sand and dust was swept up by storm winds in the desert, around 2000 miles away in northwest Africa. The … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged Air pollution, air quality, desert winds, dust, Dust storm, red dust, sahara, saharan dust, saharan storm, smog 5 Comments
Defra puts UK on Smog alert
The high pressure system persisting over the UK is forecast to bring warm and still conditions to the UK over the Easter weekend. These conditions mean it is likely that the UK will experience a high pollution episode this weekend. … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office in the Media, Met Office News Tagged Air pollution, Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs, Ozone, Pollution, smog Comments Off on Defra puts UK on Smog alert